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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shoji

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  • A submission from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Shoji means "Door" and is of Unknown origin.

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  1. A translucent screen made of a wooden frame covered with rice paper

Japanese 障子 (shōji)

  1. A door or partition consisting of a wooden frame covered in rice paper.

Notable Persons Named Shoji

Shoji Meguro is a rock music, electronic music, jazz, and j-pop composer, guitarist, and video game director. He plays Electric guitar, Piano, and Electric organ. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. Shoji was born on June 4th, 1971 in Tokyo, Japan.


Shōji Kawamori is an anime creator, producer, screenwriter, visual artist, mecha designer, anime, and animecreator. Shōji was born on February 20th, 1960 in Toyama, Toyama. Shōji is also known as Eiji Kurokawa.


Shōji is also known as Inazuma.


Shoji Tabuchi is a country music and gospel music musician. He plays Violin. He was most active from 1967 to present. Shoji was born Shoji Tabuchi on April 16th, 1944 in Daishoji, Ishikawa, Japan. Shoji is also known as King of Branson.


Shōji Nishimura is a military person. Their military service ended in 1944.


Shoji was born in 1913. They breathed their last breath in 2000.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Shoji

Erik was born on August 24th, 1989 in Honolulu.


Kawika was born on November 11th, 1987 in Honolulu.



Gen Shōji is a soccer player for the Kashima Antlers and Japan national football team. Gen was born on December 11th, 1992 in Hyōgo Prefecture.



Akira Shoji is a martial artist. Akira was born on January 31st, 1974 in Osaka.


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Popularity of Shoji as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shoji U.S.
  White 9.87% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 77.22% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 9.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shoji

People with the last name Shoji are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Shoji

  • How Popular is the name Shoji? Shoji is the 32,936th most popular name of all time. As a last name Shoji was the 52,482nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shoji have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 129 babies born with the first name Shoji in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shoji to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shoji? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Shoji first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shoji is Saturday, July 30th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Shoji born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shoji was in 1927 with a total of 81 babies.
  • Random Shoji Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shoji ranks 23rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 35 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Shoji: Your name in reverse order is Ijohs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iojhs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shoji? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 395 people with the last name Shoji.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shoji? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Shoji as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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